Tuesday, November 30, 2010




Materials: toothpicks and paper

1st The students of second cycle EP have a piece of paper.
The only guidance given to them is that we create an element of Africa to build together. Orally give suggestions about what happens to them, their homes, animals, vegetation, people ... They provide data that have been learning about Africa's needs, but also its wealth.
2nd We give them toothpicks, glue and crayons.
3rd Each child constructs his idea with toohpicks. They glue and paint it.
4th Among all on a silhouette of Africa held on paper, In this map, we put their works of art.

Implementation: While children make their artworks, they are listening to African music. This music calms and motivates them to work.

Conclusions: With this activity the children have enjoyed building, have developed their creativity and have learned more about Africa.

Art works by using paper Yenibosna Primary School, Istanbul - TURKEY

Copia de marbling art presentation

Monday, November 29, 2010

Slovakia and product of wood

Project C o m e n i u s

Ľubica Elementary School, School 1, 05971 Ľubica, Slovakia

Product of wood: November 2010

Students with learning disabilities: Michal Duda, David Jendrušák, Dominik Jendrušák, Maros Hoffman, Alexandra Raffajová

Other students: Eva Olekšáková, Jolanda Olekšáková, Patricia Zavacká

Topic: Plastic servítkovacia technology, decorating wooden box
Tools: wooden plates, napkins, glue, paintbrush, modeling clay, and beads cord, distempers
Methods: explanations, the emergency plan, training and assessment, assignments, essay, presentation
Development: motor skills, independence, concentration, problem solving
Procedure: wooden box we get rid of inequalities, polish, choose a nice napkin, modeling clay fill some of the pictures hang out and glue is applied with a brush from the top, be it dry, then completes tempera or acrylic paints region frame-by colors on a napkin, let it dry , threading through the holes in the box and slipped it cord beads. The picture is finished and we can hang.

Slovakia and product of paper

The product of paper

Description: A collective work of pupils with intellectual disabilities variant A

Topic: Working with cardboard-paper
            Model of my residence, village Ľubica

Cross-curriculum: Developing mathematical skills / scale, calculation, geometry / development of manual skills, cutting, gluing, art work and teaching, science and regional studies, development communication in the native and foreign language.

Methods: Analysis and Synthesis, comparisons, assignments, discussion, driven interview questions and answers, assessment and presentation.

Procedure: Students first discussed in the classroom, on the village and its environs, a map of the village, buildings in the village. At the same time the lessons of science, natural history complement the curriculum on the topic: scale, conversion, village architecture, important buildings, streets, the unit of length. After working hours on teaching art to address using cardboard, paper, paint.

Assessment of work: A collective work developed with students prosocial, assertive and empathic behavior. Assess and strengthen the teaching theme of community and neighborhood.

Základná škola Ľubica, Školská 1, 05971 Ľubica- Slovakia

Photos from Italy

This are the works that our Italian pupils have made using papier-maché.
They have been inspired by a classic Italian tale "Pinocchio" and they made the masks for the fox, the cat and Pinocchio itself.
They have decided to make one of the most impressive scenes in the tale, that's to say the scene of  "The Money Tree in the Field of Miracles".

Here you can see some photos of the masks. Enjoy them!!!
In Italy - particularly in Tuscany- there is a tradition of craftsmen of papier mache; they prepare allegoric floats for the Carnival Parade.
Here the link to know more about it:

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Workshops of pupils from Poland


 Our first workshops were based on the work with wood and paper.  We involved pupils from younior hight school (in age from 14 to 17). Małgorzata Maniakowska was the teacher who leaded these classes.  
The aim was to make the work which contain artistic feature as well as functional. It refers to proffessions, which can be done by  our pupils in the future.


Pupils prepared following materials before beginning workshops :
-       -  collecting broken up branches in the forest and in the park which were cut to small pieces and the area of them was made smooth with the abrasive paper,
        -  buying colourful wooden beads, papier of different colour and texture,
        - collecting cardboard boxes from shops,
    - making string from tissue paper.

These classes were led in a method of workshop which means that each pupil made individual components separately and later it was combant in to one work.

The work was devided in to a few stages: composing, drawing, copying, cutting out lining, attaching. After these stages it was possible to assemble the work into the whole. Pupils chose the lecture room as a place of presentation.
Thw work is devided in two parts:
I.                   the upper part - the low  relief in the form of the rosette or flower. It fulfils the decorative function as the portal above the door  
II.                 the lower part  - first of all it is fullfilling the functional function and indirectly the decorative function.

It can replace the door in casings, net curtains and curtains in windows. It can serve as the screen or or the decoration on the wall. It can also fulfil the therapeutic function in pedagogic and psychological rooms. Our work reforce in door style which was common in the past. It often replaces door in the kitchen. Our work was changed and improved by function mentioned above.

The aims of the workshops were following::
-        developing and improving abilities which can be used in such a professions as carpenter, bookbinder, painter, paperhanger, bricklayer
-         developing the beauty, aesthetics, the accuracy and the perfectionism at pupils,
-      training ability of developing the space.

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